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Catfish Gumbo

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Best Catfish Gumbo Recipe

If you want something hearty and filling this winter you have got to make this amazing catfish gumbo recipe.  Catfish is just something that is popular in the south and combining it gumbo just seems natural.  You can make a catfish gumbo for picnics, parties and potlucks.  There’s never a bad time to make you a catfish gumbo recipe homemade.

You can add your own special touch to this catfish gumbo recipe.  A gumbo is a mix of the foods you love and you will love and is a fabulous addition.  Taste the difference when you add catfish to your gumbo recipe.

Gumbo is an affordable and filling way to feed a large amount of people.  You can fill stomachs without draining wallets with a catfish gumbo. Catfish and tilapia fish recipes are an affordable way to make dinner without breaking budgets.

Easy Catfish Gumbo

Dinner, The Praline ConnectionCatfish gumbo is an inexpensive addition to any recipe, you can make many baked fish recipes out of a catfish.  It’s a popular fish in the south because it is rich in aroma and flavor and in abundant supply.

There are even festivals dedicated just to the catfish and recipes for catfish.  This recipe is a hearty one you can make to fill a football team.  If you want some real authentic catfish gumbo then you have to make this recipe for dinner.

Gumbo is a favorite anywhere you go in the southern states.  Gumbo can be found on just about any menu anywhere you go in Mississippi and catfish is another.  A catfish gumbo recipe is a given when you visit because of the unique flavors of the region.

Catfish Gumbo Recipe

fried catfishIngredients

  • 1 pound catfish fillets, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cubes beef bouillon
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen okra
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce


  1. In a 3 quart pot, bring the 2 cups of water to a boil.
  2. Dissolve the bouillon cubes in the boiling water.
  3. In a medium skillet, heat the vegetable oil, and cook the celery, green pepper, onion and garlic until tender.
  4. Add the tomatoes, okra and cooked vegetables to the boiling water.
  5. Season with salt, red pepper flakes, thyme, bay leaf and hot pepper sauce.
  6. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  7. Add catfish, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until catfish is flaky and tender.

Diet type: Seafood

Diet (other): Low calories, low fat

Number of servings (yield): 4 to 6

Meal type: Dinner

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 224 | Total Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 35mg

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